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My Daughter’s Injured Again!: I Just Don’t Know What to Do Anymore
chapterposted on 2023-08-30, 17:57 authored by Francesca Cavallerio, Nicole Kimpton, Camilla Knight
This chapter provides a review of current perspectives on the role of parents in relation to their children’s sport injuries. Starting with a critical review of existing research, the chapter develops focusing on adopting an ecological system view of the sport injury process, and discussing how parents are both impacted by, and impact upon, children’s sport injuries. Autoethnographic extracts are presented alongside the review to encourage readers to reflect, and become more aware of, the challenges parents encounter when facing injury situations. The chapter concludes with suggestions for future research to achieve a more in-depth understanding of parents’ experiences of sport injuries (e.g., explore the role of coercive behaviors in the coach-parent relationship), as well as to provide effective tools for sport psychologists to support them (e.g., interventions to allow sharing, discussing, and reflecting on one’s experience). Finally, it closes posing three critical questions to provoke debate.
Number of pages272
Place of publicationLondon, UK
Title of bookSport Injury Psychology: Cultural, Relational, Methodological, and Applied Considerations
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